ginger ale, soda, soft drink
Source: Lincoln T. Cat (email@example.com),
Warning: I've made this several times. The first time
I used Beck's
bottles, and several
exploded. Since then I've used Champagne bottles with corks. If you use
(and I don't suggest you do) keep them COOL, and even then be prepared for
The problem is the yeast ferments the cane sugar in the bottle, producing
the desired carbonation,
but continues to ferment until the bottle explodes.
Ingredients: (for 1 gallon)
- 1 cup cane sugar
- 1 lemon, cut into disks, with peel
- 1 gallon, boiled water
- 1 oz thinly sliced fresh ginger root
- Yeast: 1/4 - 1 tsp dry ale yeast
The process is to boil water, add honey and/or cane sugar.
Boil the sugar and water with ginger & lemon for 15-30 minutes.
Cool and add yeast, and bottle immediately.